In November of 2005, Baba Mukasa Willie Ricks was invited to speak to a class at Morehouse College. Baba Mukasa is a veteran in our struggle for human rights and a life-long organizer. Baba Mukasa was the Field Secretary for the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC-“SNICK”). Baba Mukasa worked directly with Kwame Toure (“Stokely Carmichael”) and has organized with Dr. King and other Movement activists and icons. Baba Mukasa has been arrested for engaging in civil disobedience in the Movement but in 2005 he was arrested for simply attempting to speak to students at Morehouse. While waiting in the cafeteria to speak in a class, two officers demanded that Baba Mukasa leave and then arrested him. During the arrest, Baba Mukasa, then in his mid-60’s was roughed up by police who injured his shoulder. The criminal trespassing charges against Mukasa were later dismissed in Fulton County.
Baba Mukasa is suing Morehouse for false arrest, false imprisonment, assault, and battery.
TRIAL – Monday June 11, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Fulton County Courthouse at 185 Central avenue SW Atlanta, Ga 30303 Courtroom 3B before Judge Fred Eady
Baba Mukasa is represented by Attorneys Mawuli Mel Davis and Robert Bozeman of the Davis Bozeman law firm. Because Baba Mukasa supporters live throughout the country we have asked the law firm to tweet updates on the progress of the trial. A live feed of those tweets (@davisbozemanlaw) can be found at www.davisbozeman.com
. They will let us know when opening statements are expected and when Baba Mukasa is expected to testify etc.
Baba Mukasa has been an organizing and cultural mentor to thousands. He and his family have sacrificed tremendously in an effort to push forward the struggle of oppressed people around the world. Please join us as we support this freedom fighter and warrior as he demands justice for the attack and false arrest he endured. “They just tried to bully me. They disrespected and hurt me. I will continue to push forward. “ Baba Mukasa